SDSMA Mission Statement
Members of the South Dakota Society of Medical Assistants are dedicated to the conscientious pursuit of their profession, and thus, desiring to merit the high regard of the entire medical profession and the respect of the general public which they serve, do pledge themselves to strive always to:
Render service with full respect for the dignity of humanity;
Respect confidential information obtained through employment unless legally authorized or required by responsible performance of duty to divulge such information;
Uphold the honor and high principles of the profession and accept its disciplines;
Seek to continually improve the knowledge and skills of medical assistants for the benefit of patients and professional colleagues;
Participate in additional service activities toward improving the health and well-being of the community.
AAMA. (2012). AAMA mission. In Mission and core values. Retrieved from American Association of Medical Assistants website: http://www.aama-ntl.org/about/mission.aspx
AAMA & SDSMA Creed
I believe in the principles and purposes of the profession of medical assisting. I endeavor to be more effective. I aspire to render greater service. I protect the confidence entrusted to me. I am dedicated to the care and well being of all people. I am loyal to my employer. I am true to the ethics of my profession. I am strengthened by compassion, courage and faith.
AAMA. (2012). AAMA code of ethics. In Medical Assistants Code of Ethics. Retrieved from American Association of Medical Assistants website:http://www.aama-ntl.org/about/code_creed.aspx